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The Strategic Youth Independent Advisory Group (YIAG) is a voluntary group made up of young people who are independent from the police. It meets six times a year, to review and challenge policing practices in a constructive way. This helps improve the police service to the public.

07 May 2021

Pupils learn to spot fake news on Safer Internet Day

Industry collaborations provide Cyber Ambassadors with new learning opportunities

02 February 2021

Cyber safety activity packs keep children safe during the holidays

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador scheme has launched a range of cyber safety activity packs to help parents keep their children safe during the school holidays. The packs are aimed at primary age children and feature the scheme’s Cyber Sea Monsters.

30 July 2020

Safer Together Apart – Week 1 Protecting children and older people

Welcome to Safer Together Apart!

15 June 2020

Commissioner rolls out online safety resources to all schools to help pupils stay safe online while learning at home

While some pupils are back at school from this week, learning at home remains for many. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme is offering access to online safety activities to all schools, not just scheme members, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

02 June 2020

Gold Award scoop for Youth Commission campaign

#RaiseAFlag campaign crowned best Public Sector Campaign by CIPR The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has won Best Public Sector Campaign at the South of England and Channel Islands CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) PRide Awards 2019 for its #RaiseAFlag campaign.

13 November 2019

New domestic abuse service across Hampshire supports the whole family

A domestic abuse support service aimed at victims, their children and those who are being abusive launches on 4 June 2019, providing crisis accommodation and community-based support to break the cycle of abuse for families across Hampshire.

04 June 2019

Youth Commission Recommendation Conference

The Police and Crime Commissioner welcomed the Youth Commission’s recommendations on how young people would like the key issues of mental health, hate crime, cyber safety and unhealthy relationships tackled in the future.

03 December 2018

Early intervention partnership project to tackle violent crime secures Home Office funding

A partnership bid to the Home Office Early Intervention Youth Fund, led by the Police and Crime Commissioner, has successfully secured £416,829 to provide better support for young people who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs) and as a result may be at increased future risk of offending.

13 November 2018

Youth Commission Celebrate National Recognition

This afternoon, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission are celebrating in Millbank, London following recognition of their work as a runner-up for a Lord Ferrers Award.

16 October 2018

Young people would rather report hate crime to a person than using an app, Youth Commission survey shows

A recent survey run by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission finds that young people prefer to report a hate crime face to face rather than via a website or an app.

15 October 2018

Successful Child Sexual Crime support service extended to Portsmouth

Families in Portsmouth will soon be able to access the Frankie Worker counselling service, which supports young victims of child sexual abuse, child sexual exploitation, and female genital mutilation (FGM) following decisions by Police and Crime Commissioner and NHS England to extend funding.

27 July 2018

Youth Commission’s work recognised during National Democracy Week

The work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission in giving young people a voice has been recognised in the latest issue of a key publication aimed at teachers and health professionals working with young people.

06 July 2018

Creative competition to draw a line through the stigma of mental health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission is launching an art competition to raise awareness of and to understand perceptions of mental health.

08 May 2018

Youth Commission give young people a national voice on Relationships and Sex Education

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission has submitted findings of its consultation with over 3,300 young people across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton to Government in a bid to ensure pupils are getting the information they need to thrive in the increasingly complex and digital world.

19 March 2018

School pupils taught to slay cyber sea monsters and GoFISH

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Commission is piloting a Cyber Ambassador scheme in schools as part of its work to tackle concerns about staying safe online.

25 September 2017

Police Apprentice winners present animation for World Safer Internet Day

Students from a school in Hampshire are spreading a message of support to help young people avoid nude pictures and their life-changing consequences.

06 February 2017

Youth Commission smash target

Congratulations to members of the Youth Commission, who have already beaten their target of 1,700 responses to their ‘Big Conversation’, over three months ahead of the consultation closing. 

04 October 2016

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